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Your School is Now Alive Again

The kids are back, the office is a buzz, the first aid area is frequented, the coffee and tea supplies are going down, the car park is full, school is back in full swing.  As you work within your office (and I don’t mean your physical office, but your place of calling and service) whether you be a principal, parent, board member, teacher or student, may you enjoy fellowship with those around you as you seek to serve God in Christian education.  It’s such an exciting space to be serving in!

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Principals and Executives Conference (Thrive)

We have more than 80 registrations for the Thrive conference to be held March 15-18 at the Grace in Sydney. What a fantastic occasion for sharing and learning with one another!
Regular updates will be sent to registered delegates between now and the conference. 

CEN AGM and National Conference

Our annual AGM and National Conference for 2016 will be held at the Ibis Eaglehawk in the ACT on the 21st and 22nd of May. This annual event gathers representatives from our schools across the. . .

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New Principals’ Gathering

Principals new to CEN schools or new to the role of Principal are invited to attend a 2 day retreat prior to the AGM and National Conference in May. On the 19th and 20th May you are welcome to join with Michelle Dempsey, Kathy Pereira, Narelle Sketcher and others. . .

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Welcome to New Principals

We have introduced some of these changes to you already, but we are excited to announce a few other principal appointments. We therefore welcome the following principals to these schools …

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Announcements of Change

In the last 2 weeks, 2 Victorian principals have announced that they are finishing up. Anyone interested in applying for these positions should keep an eye on both the CEN website and the CEPA Job List (sent to members). The two schools are …

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New Office Manager: Prayer for Anne

We are delighted to be welcoming Anne Blair-Hickman into the role of office manager for the National Office. However, we were saddened to be informed of the sudden death of her brother, David. Please join us in praying for Anne during this difficult time.

New Baby in the National Office

We celebrate with Matt and Ingrid Jefferies in the birth of their new baby boy, Benjamin Zaccariah.  Ingrid has served as our registrar for the Institute for 4 years and is currently on maternity leave.

Welcome Beth Beech as Registrar

As mentioned, Ingrid the Registrar of the National Institute for Christian Education is now on maternity leave enjoying little Benjamin. We would like to introduce to you Ingrid’s replacement. Beth Beech comes to us with a wealth of experience working in university administration and teaching roles and has worked in a number of mission projects in Bolivia. You might recognise her name–she recently married Geoff Beech.

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Christian Educators’ Professional Association

CEPA is in the process of a re-vamp. Though it will continue on its new journey to be a relevant community of educators that truly helps to grow Christian education. We want CEPA to provide useful tools, resources and learning for you and your staff. . .

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New Book for Christian Teachers

Dr Geoff Beech is known to many of us as he served as the academic dean of the National Institute for Christian Education. Geoff has just released his new book Christians as Teachers: What Might it Look Like? Ken Dickens (principal of the National Institute for Christian Education reflects ..

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Teachers Wanted

From time to time we get requests to send out an urgent call to find a teacher to serve in a school.  We understand that at times you need a teacher ‘yesterday’.  Nhulunbuy Christian School is currently in this situation needing a primary teacher. I encourage you to go to the following websites for more information: CEN, CEPA or NT Christian Schools.

For Boards and Executive Staff

This is a helpful article for school governors, principals and executive teams. It was pulblished on www.schoolgivernance.net.au by Michale Willis, Senior Advisor at Effective Governance. In talking with school principals and boards around Australia, I hear of so many involuntary departures of good principals from some great schools. . .

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